New Habitat Donation Station at Thurston County Waste & Recovery Facility

If you have usable building materials and household goods, donating them for a good cause just got easier. A South Sound Habitat for Humanity drop-off site is now open at the Waste and Recovery Center's Recycling Facility. Thurston County Solid Waste funded the start-up costs for the new site through a grant from the Department of Ecology.

The Recycling Facility contains Habitat and Goodwill donation stations and recycling for plastic, glass, paper, cardboard and Styrofoam. Hazardous materials can be taken to the HazoHouse and there are even stations for used motor oil, oil filters, and used cooking oil.

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“FreshPaper” Joins Thurston County’s Waste Less Food Initiative

Discounts, bonus products available for Thurston County residents to keep produce fresh. Fresh produce is good for us. Unfortunately, it is the food that households toss out the most because it can go bad so fast. That results in a big waste of money and resources. Wouldn’t it be nice keep your fruits and vegetables fresher longer?

Thurston County Solid Waste launched the “Waste Less Food” campaign this past March to reduce the amount of edible food that residents throw out. As part of the campaign, the county has partnered with the social enterprise company Fenugreen, which manufactures a product called FreshPaper. Biodegradable, compostable, and infused with organic spices, FreshPaper looks like a square coffee filter, smells a little like maple syrup and will keep your produce fresh two to four times longer than normal. Since the launch of FreshPaper in 2010, Fenugreen’s innovative product has won rave reviews from customers and media across the country, and garnered numerous awards.

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Welcome Home Vietnam Vets

The Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee respectfully invite Vietnam Vets of the area to a reception and program in their honor on May 17, 2014 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm at NVC Memorial Hall 1212 S. King St. Seattle, WA 98144.  FLYER.

Armed Forces Week: Free Lunch At Olympic College In Bremerton

For Armed Forces Week, A Tribute to Veterans and Active Duty Military. On Wednesday, May 14 at 1100 a free lunch for Veterans and Active Duty military will be held at the Olympic College in Bremerton, HSS Atrium. If you would like further information, call 360-475-7540.